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Mother says son with autism was 'kicked out' of church by priest

Aug 11 2020

Mother says son with autism was 'kicked out' of church by priestJulia Vicidomini said her son, Nicholas, was instructed to leave the church after he dropped a toy.


Trump campaign tweets mugshots of alleged criminals, all of them Black, to claim Biden is pro-crime

Aug 11 2020

Trump campaign tweets mugshots of alleged criminals, all of them Black, to claim Biden is pro-crimeTrump campaign Twitter account @TrumpWarRoom has tweeted and retweeted some questionable things in the past. Lately, it's been all systems go against former Vice President Joe Biden, who is set to oppose President Trump in November's election.The latest effort to bring down Biden is a series of tweets that seem to claim Biden is pro-crime. In a blog post, the campaign points to Biden staffer's donations to bail funds amid the nationwide protests against police brutality. The campaign highlighted four alleged "regular criminals," all of them Black, who were supposedly freed from jail thanks to Biden.> Remember Willie Horton? > > President Trump's campaign is tweeting mugshots of black people to attack Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/ursYZoXv5b> > — Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) August 11, 2020The mugshots were posted alongside rhetorical questions like "Does Joe Biden regret his campaign putting women in danger?" The donations to the bail fund were made by individual staffers, not by the Biden campaign as a whole. Still, the post asserts the streets are now less safe "thanks in part to the Biden campaign."The Trump campaign's strategy was quickly denounced as racist fearmongering. The Washington Post's Philip Bump pointed out that Biden himself is only loosely connected to the bailouts, and that it's not clear those pictured have been convicted of the crimes listed. Given Trump's insistence on respecting "due process," it seems like a significant oversight.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump is trying to steal the election Trump donated — twice — to Kamala Harris' campaign for California attorney general 4 ways Kamala Harris just made history


Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictions

Aug 11 2020

Map: State-by-state breakdown of coronavirus travel restrictionsU.S. states and territories are making new rules for travelers. Find which ones across the United States have implemented travel restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.